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Old 21st June 2019, 10:12 AM
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NXR heads to TSV today.
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Old 21st June 2019, 10:22 AM
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NXL is the one going in for painting I believe, a few issues with NXR, NXK was meant to ferry to TSV yesterday and take up the return of what NXL would operate but it was required in service ex CBR
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Old 24th June 2019, 11:08 AM
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NXL flew to TSV late on Friday night 21 June with TQG flying to SYD after painting yesterday, 23 June and returned to service today.
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Old 25th June 2019, 12:11 AM
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I must admit the Qlink scheme on the B717 is rather nice.
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Old 7th July 2019, 01:19 AM
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NXL will ferry to CNS today.
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Old 11th July 2019, 02:34 PM
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Is there any aircraft currently being painted in the new QANTAS livery and if not, is it known when the next aircraft will be painted.
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Old 21st October 2019, 12:09 AM
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Jetstar A320 VH-JQL is ferrying BNE-TSV on Monday 21st at 7.30am to be painted in Qantas Link colours.
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Old 23rd October 2019, 11:30 AM
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Well I wonder if they can paint the rest of the fleet in 12 months for November 2020? Has anyone worked out what is remaining and how long they are in paint for to see if it is mathematically possible?
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Old 23rd October 2019, 12:37 PM
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This year they have repainted very few QANTAS and QLink aircraft and virtually none since early July, 2019 when NXL was done. There was an A380 repainted in Pusan this year, I recall.

Aircraft remaining to be repainted from my records are:
QLINK
17 x 717s (3 repainted)
11 x F100s (6 repainted)
1 x Dash 8 200s (2 repainted)
0 x Dash 8 300s (All 11 repainted)
5 x Dash 8 Q400s (26 repainted)

QANTAS
3 x A380s (9 repainted)
7 x A333s (3 repainted)
14 x A332s (4 repainted)
42 x 738s excluding retros and indigenous liveries (only 30 repainted)

This gives a total of 34 QLink and 66 mainline aircraft to repaint. QANTAS is not halfway through the repainting process. At two weeks per aircraft and no stoppage over Christmas/New Year it means the 100 outstanding aircraft would need four continuous paint hangers (25 per hanger) to do all aircraft by November, 2020.

If just mainline aircraft are repainted, over one facility would be needed.

It takes 2.5 to 3 weeks to strip and paint a 738 or A332 size aircraft so my estimates are quiet tight. I can't see this being finalised in 12 months, unfortunately.
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Old 29th October 2019, 01:15 PM
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Oh well you get that.
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